Pr.Sinister Wrote:I used to love banners and it took me forever to switch to posters and i only
did it because of Aeon Stark.
If i only had 40 popular TV Series, it wouldn't be so bad, but i have 298 TV Series
and a lot of them are obscure ones where i had to create my own banners and
now TV Posters.
Could you have an option for TV Shows where you have 3 settings for the
filmstrip at the bottom where you choose what type of icon to use?
I kept all my banners and named them banner.jpg and all posters are folder.jpg
AND poster.jpg. That way, i can run a script that sets all my TV Shows to posters
But since the filmstrip is always at the bottom and icons are one next to the
other, having a setting to have it use folder.jpg (16x9 thumb) poster.jpg or
banner.jpg would be something that would, in my opinion, make everyone
Of course, this is just my 2 cents worth so no flaming please...
I tend to agree with this guy’s view of the situation with the sidescroller (aka film strip) at the bottom of the TV view. I personally have a 7TB NAS with more content then I care to mention and re-arranging, downloading, and changing all my banner art for my television shows just wouldn’t work. It is not a matter of minutes but hours for my collection and that is not even mentioning the fact that I have other XBMC boxes that aren’t powerful enough to use aeon which work/look best when using banner art. I don’t mind the new addition of your proprietary sized art, but using that at the expense of omitting support for universally accepted art formats (banner) is unacceptable. Adding the ability to switch between the types of art you want to display in this view would not be all that difficult and would be more accommodating and flexible to both personal preference and actual inability to meet your new demands because of large media collections and an already established install base of equipment.
P.S. I say this with all the respect in the world. I am no programmer or graphic artist so I am constantly amazed at the stunning things you have done/continue to do with the aeon project (this view included). I just find it a little disappointing that adherence to established standards of art have been ignored. I am not saying it was wrong to add this new size of art especially for aeon (changing the art for you probably isn’t a big deal and you probably don’t have a large install base of XBMC boxes that all run different skins because they aren’t powerful enough to run aeon), I am just saying it was wrong to leave out support for what people have been using and have a need of (in my case banner art).